Next Generation of Parks

Nationally renowned planner, Maurice Cox, to explore democratic design and citizen planning at free Next Generation of Parks event, Fri. Nov. 4

October 12, 2016 by Janette Law

The Next Generation of Parks™ event features Minnesota Public Radio’s Brandt Williams and a presentation by Juxtaposition Arts youth designers Minneapolis, Minn. – You’re invited to join the Minneapolis Parks Foundation and Minnesota Public Radio for an extraordinary evening featuring one of the foremost leaders of urban re-creation: Maurice Cox.  As Planning Director for the.....

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Water Works Model in Progress

February 8, 2016 by Janette Law

Christopher Tallman, Jonathan Fillmore and Kelly Watters are making progress on the model of the innovative plan for rainwater infiltration and reuse at the Water Works site. Chris, Jonathan, and Kelly are all graduate students in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Landscape Architecture program. They are also our Research Assistants in Practice working under.....

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MPRB adopts Water Works Concept Design

September 23, 2015 by Janette Law

NEWS RELEASE When completed, the expansion of Mill Ruins Park will become an iconic riverfront destination for residents and visitors to Minneapolis. Minneapolis, Minn. – On Wednesday, September 23, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) approved the concept design for Water Works as part of the Central Riverfront Regional Park. The Minneapolis Parks Foundation.....

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New RiverFirst film debuts at Sunrise on the Mississippi

September 17, 2015 by Janette Law

The Minneapolis Parks Foundation is proud to announce the release of RiverFirst: Vision, the first in a new series of films about the RiverFirst initiative and RiverFirst signature projects. The film was produced in partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, with funding from the Minneapolis Parks Foundation. The filmmakers are Spirit of Space,.....

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How Art Inspires My Life: Q & A with Cameron Downey

June 24, 2015 by Kayann Comeaux

Cameron Downey is the artist, poet, and approaching- high school junior at The Blake School who won the 2015 Poetry Out Loud competition for the state of Minnesota. A North Minneapolis native, Downey is a speaker at our June 25 Next Generation of Parks lecture event talking about her work at Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA). I.....

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Sign up for “Parks & the Next Generation,” June 25

June 2, 2015 by Janette Law

Parks and the Next Generation Thursday, June 25 Pohlad Auditorium, Minneapolis Central Library 300 Nicollet Mall 6pm, Reception 7pm, Lecture Always Free & Open to the Public A trio of dynamic Minneapolis design leaders will be the highlight of a highly-interactive event about Parks and the Next Generation. Together they will explore questions facing our.....

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Kate Orff Lecture: Projecting future solutions onto the canvas of the cityscape

April 23, 2015 by Tom Evers

One of the great pleasures I have in working in the realm of parks is getting to meet and work with innovators who are solving problems for the next generation. One such an occasion occurred last Friday, April 17, as MPF kicked-off our 2015 Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series by co-presenting Kate Orff’s keynote.....

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Designer Q+A: Matt Tucker on Nature 3.x (part 2 of 2)

April 16, 2015 by Janette Law

In creating Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now?, symposium co-conveners and University of Minnesota professors Matt Tucker and Christine Baeumler put seven extraordinary thinkers, doers, and creators into relationship around landscape and environment. In the second of our two-part interview series with Tucker, he sheds light on the special capacity these diverse presenters have for.....

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Designer Q+A: Matt Tucker on Nature 3.x (part 1 of 2)

April 13, 2015 by Janette Law

This Friday, April 17, marks day one of the Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now? and opening night of our 2015 Next Generation of Parks™ Lecture Series. Seats for the lecture and symposium are already filled, but did want to delve into some of the topics for those who can’t attend. Following is the first.....

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Tom Evers

Lectures to Inspire Parks for the Next Generation

March 24, 2015 by Tom Evers

Each March, Minneapolis Parks transition from a winter wonderland to a summer playground. This unheralded but critical transition can occur in a matter of days: Our parks go from serving winter-based recreation requiring ice rinks, ski trails and warming houses, to a system teeming with joggers, bikers, playgrounds and beaches. This seasonal transformation is just one.....

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